The NFL Combine kicked into high gear on Sunday when all the prospects ran the 40-yard dash. In the end, it was a local product that beat everyone involved. Indeed, former Maryland running back Da'Rel Scott posted the fastest 40-yard dash time yesterday among offensive players finishing with a time of 4.34 seconds.
Scott's time was not the fastest of all time, a mark still held by Tennessee Titans superstar running back Chris Johnson, but it will surely boost his draft stock. It was an open question whether Scott would be drafted at all, but now that he ran that kind of time in the 40-yard dash, it seems like that's now a near certainty.
Terps wide receiver Torrey Smith also fared well, posting a time of 4.43 seconds, good for fourth among wide receivers. Julio Jones of Alabama led the way at that position with a time of 4.39, but Smith still held his own. He is projected to be a borderline first-round pick, so this will certainly help his draft stock.